Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Easter bouquet from Mom

Well, since losing my vision in early 2004 it is a regular process for me to ask someone to describe my bouquets to me each time I receive one and at Easter time this year it was no different. The flowers smelled terrific and as my friend described the different types to me I simply stood there remembering as she told me the colors and shapes.

Then, after she had left that day I went to the precious bouquet and allowed my fingers to do the walking. I bent slowly over my precious bouquet and felt each flower, each petal, and each leaf. I remembered the colors as I examined, and at the end of it all! My fingers and my memory did the talking for me.

Sure! I definitely miss not being able to see these wonders of nature, but you know what? My fingers and my memory are wonderful stand ins for my vision. No, it is not quite the same, but that's okay! My memories shall never leave me and my fingers will always be here to help me and I thank my wonderful mom for having remembered to send along.

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